Fastest sailors race for records in France

November 17, 2010 | Windsurfing

Speed Classic 2010: Napoleon is watching you...

The Speed Classic 2010 has kicked off in extreme wind conditions. Windsurfers and kitesurfers were greeted with more than 110km/h in gusts and the waves made it harder to compete.

Everyone wants to achieve the best possible time in a 500m run. And as the storm fell, the spectators kept their support to the wind riders. The Napoleon Beach is the perfect venue for this amazing speed challenge.

In the first day of competition the legendary Bjorn Dunkerbeck recorded an average speed of nearly 70km/h (35.76 knots). He leads the Speed Classic 2010.

In second place, everyone is cheering Cedric Bordes, a local athlete that even got the best timing of the day with 35.96 knots.

The international kiteboarding stars Alex Caizergues and Charlotte Consorti could not take the best records due to the state of racing course. Even though, Caizergues secured a good 33.71-knot speed mark.

The second round of the event will surely pump the feelings at Port St Louis du Rhone.